Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Easy dairy and meat free lasagne recipe

Easy dairy free and meat free lasagne recipe, serves 6.

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You will need:

Packet of lasagne sheets (these can be gluten free if you wish)

Tin chopped tomatoes

Bag of quorn mince (or vegan option could be green lentils)

2 large cloves of garlic

1 onion

Salt, pepper, chilli flakes, paprika, mixed dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, sage, marjoram etc (fresh works great too)

Coconut oil

1 Aubergine

Potatoes

Wild garlic oil ( any flavoured oil would work, even plain olive oil)

Flour, dairy free marg, nutmeg (optional), non dairy milk, kale, garlic clove, coconut oil for the topping and side serving.

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Hearty vegan stew recipe

You know when it still cool in the evenings right before spring is truly here?

You need comfort food, something like a hug in a bowl, I have tried many times to recreate my mums beef stew without the beef and finally I have made this hearty concoction that fills the brief. Add dumplings to make it even better!

I give you my best vegan stew for 24p a bowl, whats not to love and I guarantee meat eaters will love it too – I tested some haha.

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Vegan wild garlic soup feed 3 for 38p!

This is the best time of year to start foraging for wild garlic, its deep green shoots and leaves are growing steadily in woodlands around the UK, the strong smell you get as you walk by, wafts through the woods and forests giving a heady scent of garlic and you know spring is here.

Grab yourself a handful, from the middle of the patch is best, the edges tend to have dog wee on them, I take a few leaves from a few different plants, that way you give the plants chance to keep growing at the same rate, take scissors and snip them off, tearing the leaves isn’t great. Don’t dig up the plants either! leave some for other people too.

wild garlic and potato soup

I made some wild garlic and potato soup for lunch, its simple to do, quick and delicious and best of all it costs 12.5 p a bowl!

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Places to eat review – Earth cafe

Places to eat review:

Earth cafe 16-20 Turner Street Manchester.UK

Tuesday 1.00pm

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Places to eat review – Odd

Places to eat review:

Odd, 30-32 Thomas street, Manchester, UK

Tuesday 11.30

I ordered the veggie breakfast. There was an option to have tofu instead of egg for vegans.

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Portobello pie recipe

Tonight I made THE most yummy dinner, completely vegan and delicious.

I present to you Portobello pie!

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Portobello pie recipe:

2 Portobello mushrooms

3 cloves of garlic

3 large sage leaves

A glug of balsamic vinegar

Large tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp Free & easy gluten-free vegetable gravy

salt and pepper

Roughly chop the mushrooms, heat the coconut oil in a frying pan ( we use ceramic for health reasons, that’s another post 😉

Fry the mushrooms, chop and fry the garlic, sage, balsamic, s & p for a few minutes until the mushrooms are slightly soft, add 300 ml water to the pan and heat, add the gravy and stir until it thickens.

Then transfer to ramekins and pop in the oven on a low light to keep warm.

Make mash, we use rice milk, nutmeg and vitalite to make it creamy. Top the ramekins with the mash and pop under a hot grill to crisp up, serve with veggies and enjoy!

I would love to read your comments if you make this recipe.

Vegetarian budget breakfast recipe

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

We really enjoy a big breakfast before a day at the allotment and this recipe is just the ticket!

Omelette from our chickens eggs, chestnut mushrooms cooked in coconut oil on a bed of rocket and spinach on granary toast

Take 2 or 3 eggs depending on size, we use our on free range chickens eggs but I know not everyone has chickens at hand so if you do buy eggs please make sure they are free range and organic, local is even better if you can find a farm nearby as you can go and visit the farm and see how the chickens are treated. I think eggs are one of the main things to spend the most money on because the welfare of the hens are at stake and you can vote with your money.

If you have an area where you can keep chickens I would wholeheartedly recommend it, after the initial set up, 6 chickens only cost 12p per day to keep.

Back to the recipe, add salt and pepper into the eggs and some herbs if you have them, thyme is always nice, whisk them up add 50 ml water and leave to one side.

Slice up your mushrooms and shallow fry in coconut oil with sat and pepper and a chopped up clove of garlic, I like mine quite crispy but cook them to your taste.

When the mushrooms are ready cook your omelette, I always put a pan lid or a big plate over the top of the frying pan, this makes the omelette rise and become fluffy. At the same time grill your toast, on this occasion we used granary bread from the bakers.

Serve your meal with some organic rocket and spinach, this is really quick and cheap to grow in a container and you can cut it and it regrows a few times so is very economical. You can also buy it in a mixed bag from the supermarket!